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Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

Hi everyone, today I’m excited to share this amazing Advent Calendar!

Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

I’m so proud of this one and love how it’s turned out.

It took me about a day and a half to make but that included thinking up all the measurements, so if you have everything ready you can make this within a day.

Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

It’s a lovely keepsake and something I’m going to enjoy displaying each year.

I love this cute wintery scene, and the warm lights work really well. I still need to get some presents to sit on the sleigh and complete the scene.

Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

I continued the lights around the roof with the skinny tinsel and finished it off with a large satin bow.

Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

Each of the boxes will perfectly fit 1 Tunnocks Teacake, but of course, you can fill them with anything you want.

PRODUCTS USED TO MAKE THIS

5mm Foam Board available here.

Dovecraft Christmas Tales Collection available here & here.

Simply Creative Advent Numbers available here.

Artificial Snow available here.

Skinny Tinsel available here.

I have found the lights I used and some other Rice lights on eBay here.

MEASUREMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS

25 pieces of 5.3/8 x 5.3/8 white card for the trays. Score everyone at 1.5/8 on all 4 sides.

25 pieces of 1.3/4 x 2.1/4 white card for the front of every tray.

25 pieces of 2″ x 1.1/2 pattern paper to mat of the front of every tray.

4 pieces of 12″ x 2.1/8 white foam board for the main middle section.

4 pieces of 12″ x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

16 pieces of 1.3/4 x 2.1/8 white foam board for the dividers for the middle section.

16 pieces of  1.3/4 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 2.1/4 white foam board for the bottom side sections.

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

4 pieces of 2.1/4 x 2.1/8 white foam board for the small side sections.

4 pieces of 2.1/4 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 2.1/4 white foam board for the top of the middle section.

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

1 piece of 14.1/2 x 4″ white foam board for the base.

2 pieces of 10″ x 2.1/4 or 2.1/2 white foam board for the roof.

1 piece of 2.3/8 x 2.1/4 white foam board for the top of the 25th Day section.

1 piece of 2.3/8 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edge.

2 pieces of 2.1/4 x 1.3/4 of white foam board for the sides of the top of the 25th Day section.

2 pieces of 1.3/4 x 1″ pattern paper to cover the edges.

4 pieces of 10″ x 1″ pattern paper to cover the long edges.

4 pieces of 1″ x 2.1/4 or 2.1/2 pattern paper to cover the short edges.

4 pieces of 9.3/4 x 2″ pattern paper to cover both sides of the roof.

2 pieces of 11.5/8 x 2.1/2 of white foam board for the large outer sides.

2 pieces of 11.5/8 x 3.1/2 pattern paper to cover the large outer sides of the house.

1 piece of 2.1/4 x 2″ pattern paper for the hinge for the roof.

1 piece of 7.1/4 x 5.3/8 pattern paper to cover the back of the display area.

1 piece of 7.1/8 x 2.1/4 pattern paper to cover the roof of the display area.

2 pieces of 5.1/2 x 2″ pattern paper to cover the sides of the display area.

Check out my full tutorial below.

It’s a longer than usual video but I had a lot to share. As long as you do everything step by step you will be able to create this wonderful keepsake.

Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial.

Happy crafting

Sam

xoxo

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One thought on “Amazing DIY Advent Calendar

  1. WOW, what a project you have come up with Sam. This Advent calendar is just amazing. I think that either a child or an adult would love to open these little drawers & see what’s inside. Time consuming for sure, but look at the results. The lighting is another wonderful idea. It’s all such a great idea. TYFS

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